Resonant cavity spectrometer on a chip

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-11-C-0032
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T39-0239
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF10-BT39
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
8130 Shaffer Parkway, Littleton, CO, 80127-4107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
040245305
Principal Investigator:
Russell Hollingsworth
senior scientist
(303) 285-5154
rhollingsworth@itnes.com
Business Contact:
Debra Werges
Contract Administrator
(303) 285-5129
dwerges@itnes.com
Research Institute:
Colorado School of Mines
Ralph Brown
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO, 80401-1887
(303) 273-3538
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: This Small Business Technology Transfer Research phase I program will develop a new class of chip level high resolution spectrometers using waveguide coupled resonant cavities. The basic concept can be used from visible to long wave IR wavelengths, limited only by available detector arrays and materials for low loss waveguides. Our proposed development will concentrate on short wave IR including the telecommunications bands around 1.3 and 1.5m. This will leverage our recent development of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) hybrid plasmonic/dielectric waveguides. The phase I effort provides a balanced mix of optical modeling and fabrication of key sub-components to provide a proof of concept demonstration by the end of the phase I effort. BENEFIT: High resolution, compact spectrometers have great potential for diverse applications including chemical and biological sensing, security screening, material characterization, and communications. The availability of highly sensitive, low power, low cost compact spectrometers will greatly expand field applications.

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